Georgetown, Texas Real Estate and Community InformationGeorgetown is a city located in the county of Williamson and also serves as the county seat. The city also occupies the 78626, 78627, 78628 and 78633 zip codes. The estimated 2014 population is 59,110 residents.
The city takes pride in preserving its history. In 1976, the city passed a local historic ordinance to recognize and protect the historical significance of the central business district. In 1977, The Courthouse of Williamson County Historical District was listed on the NRHP (National Register of Historic Places). The district contains more than 46 structures.
Georgetown is also known as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas in honor of the Poppy’s planted throughout the city. Each year the city hosts the Red Poppy Festival on the historic square in downtown Georgetown.
Georgetown residents will find employment opportunities within the city and surrounding area with companies such as the Georgetown Independent School District, the Williamson County Government and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.
The city is considered to be one of the best places to retire in the country because of the fairly warm climate and its proximity to Austin and its exceptional medical care.
Georgetown was once served by two railroads primarily to transport cotton and cattle, but the railroads merged into one which is still in service today. The early 1920’s brought flood control measures due to hurricane related flooding. The flood control measures included damming the north fork of the San Gabriel River and creating Lake Georgetown, which is now used for municipal water use.
The population grew and industry expanded slowly until about 1960 when growth and urban expansion in nearby Austin accelerated bringing greater industrial, commercial and residential growth to Georgetown and the surrounding area.
Georgetown is home to Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas. The school is a four year, private school offering 40 bachelor of science degree programs in music, fine arts, science and the arts.
There is also a large condominium development overlooking the San Gabriel River and is part of the San Gabriel Village which is a walk friendly development. Other available real estate options are single family homes, multi-family homes, condominiums and townhouses. The neighborhoods are well maintained and some of the neighborhoods are designed for specific lifestyles. Homes are generally affordable with select properties classified as expensive.
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